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Sir Robert (1st Bt of Lag) Grierson

Male 1657 - 1733  (76 years)


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  • Name Robert (1st Bt of Lag) Grierson 
    Prefix Sir 
    Born 1657 
    Gender Male 
    Died 29th December, 1733 
    Buried 31 Dec 1733  Dunscore Parish Church, Dumfriesshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I7521  My Genealogy

    Father William (Laird of Barquhar) Grierson,   b. Abt 1626,   d. 1661  (Age ~ 35 years) 
    Mother Margaret Douglas,   b. 1633,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 1654  Mouswald Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • A contract of marriage was entered into at Mouswald on 26th June, 1654 between William Grierson of Barrowharr (Barquhar), brother of (Sir) John Grierson of Lag (died 26th February, 1658), Knight, & MARGARET DOUGLAS, born 1633 (eldest daughter) of James Douglas of Mouswald. (Dumfries Court Commissary Deeds ~ September, 1675 ~ Tack ~ William Grierson, of Barrwhar, Tutor of Lag, to James Watson, of Collin ~ 26th October, 1658.) William Grierson, Laird of Barquhar in Kirkcudbright, born c1626; died after 6th December, 1665.
    Family ID F47404  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Lady Henrietta Douglas,   b. Abt 1640,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
     1. Sir William (2nd Baronet of Lag) Grierson,   b. 1677,   d. 1760  (Age 83 years)
     2. James (of Capenoch) Grierson,   b. Abt 1679,   d. Apr 1721  (Age ~ 42 years)
     3. John (of Dalgoner) Grierson,   b. Abt 1685,   d. 16th March, 1730  (Age ~ 45 years)
     4. Unknown Grierson,   b. Abt 1691,   d. 26 Sep 1691  (Age ~ 0 years)
     5. Sir Gilbert (4th Baronet of Lag) Grierson,   b. Abt 1692, Dalkeith, Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7th February, 1766  (Age ~ 74 years)
     6. Jane Grierson,   b. Abt 1692,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Henrietta Grierson,   b. Bef 1715,   d. 1720  (Age ~ 5 years)
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2013 
    Family ID F65901  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Children 
     1. Homer Grierson,   b. Abt 1687,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Sara Grierson,   b. Abt 1690,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2013 
    Family ID F1474  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Sir Robert Grierson, "Auld Lagg" was born at the farm of Barquhar, 1st or eldest surviving son of the 1st Tutor of Lag, William Grierson (c. 1626-after 6 December, 1665), the Laird of Barquhar, Kirkcudbright, Scotland, and his wife, Margaret Douglas (b. c. 1633), the daughter of Sir James Douglas, of Mouswald, Dumfries-shire. He was for some years Steward of Kirkcudbright and in 1685 he was created a Baronet, of Lag, in the Baronetage of Nova Scotia, and awarded a pension. He was the 13th lineal Chief of Clan Grierson. He is best remembered as a notorious persecutor of the Covenanters, particularly among the people of Galloway, and is still referred to as Cruel Lag. The character of Sir Robert Redgauntlet of Wandering Willie's tale in Sir Walter Scott's Redgauntlet is based on Grierson.